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16 June 2006 Blog Home : June 2006 : Permalink

Jim Baen

SF Publisher and all round excellent guy Jim Baen has suffered a stroke and is in hospital, apparently in the ICU. The message from Toni Weisskopf, Cheif Editor at Baen is:

Dear Barflies

I'm sorry to have to announce that Jim Baen suffered a stroke on Monday, and has been in the hospital ever since. His condition is serious, but it's too early for any prognosis as to how he'll fare from here on in.

His family has arrived in NC, and are with him in the hospital. I've been to see him, as have other members of Baen's staff and his friend David Drake. In the meantime, so far as Baen Books is concerned, our plans continue on schedule.

The business is fine, we're all simply very concerned about Jim.

Toni Weisskopf

Chief editor, Baen Books

My thoughts and hopes are with him and I have no doubt that prayers, candles etc. for his recovery to any relevant deity will be appreciated. I'll merely echo a fellow barfly with "Get Well, Dammit"

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